HUL plans to be plastic waste-neutral in 2021
Hindustan Unilever plans to reach a target of 100% plastic waste collection in 2021, which would mean that it will collect and process more plastic packaging waste than what it utilises.
In order to reach its goal, HUL will enable the processing of over one lakh tonnes of post-consumer plastic waste, which it will collect from over 100 towns across India. Last year, the business was able to process and safely dispose of close to 60,000 tonnes of plastic waste.
“Our vision is one where key stakeholders work together to ensure that plastic stays in the economy and out of the environment,” said HUL’s CMD Sanjiv Mehta, TNN reported.
“As a responsible company, we are committed to playing our part.”
“We have now scaled up our joint efforts to collect more plastic packaging waste than our total plastics footprint, four years ahead of what we previously thought was possible,” said HUL’s supply chain ED, Willem Uijen.
Numerous large scale businesses in India are working to reduce plastic waste and increase environmentally friendly plastic waste management including Marico, Dabur, ITC, and Nestle, among others. If HUL achieves its target of 100% plastic netrality this year, it will be the first large-scale FMCG business to do so in India.
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